cognition
Neanderthals As Abstract Thinkers?
Neanderthals As Abstract Thinkers?
Kerry Grens | Sep 3, 2014
Cave markings thought to have been carved by Neanderthals suggests they were expressing abstract thought.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored
Does Brain Training Work?
Does Brain Training Work?
Abby Olena | Apr 21, 2014
Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 
Imaging the Canine Brain
Imaging the Canine Brain
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2014
Researchers use comparative neuroimaging to study the dog’s auditory cortex.
On Point
On Point
Abby Olena | Oct 11, 2013
Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.
Catch My Drift?
Catch My Drift?
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.
Money Troubles Tax the Brain
Money Troubles Tax the Brain
Kerry Grens | Aug 29, 2013
Financial concerns are tied to poorer performance on cognitive tasks.
Monkeys Accept Virtual Arms as Own
Monkeys Accept Virtual Arms as Own
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2013
In a variation of the classic rubber-hand experiment, researchers have shown how the macaque brain can confuse visual and tactile stimuli.
Researchers Harness Brain Game Data
Researchers Harness Brain Game Data
Kate Yandell | Jun 25, 2013
The activities of cognitive training enthusiasts give insight into the effects of lifestyle choices and age on the brain’s performance.
Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed
Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
Retrospective carbon dating of human hippocampal cells confirms substantial adult neurogenesis and suggests that the process contributes to brain function.